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Mar 6, 2013 2:00am PST
, specifically because john brennan's been busy, because he was nominated to run the cia in early january. so he's essentially been too busy since then to keep droning the heck out of yemen and pakistan. well, if drone strikes rise and fall with how busy john brennan is, if he gets confirmed as cia director the day after tomorrow, should we expect the drone pace to then pick back up? maybe or maybe not. last week, former white house press secretary robert gibbs said something on this show that i don't think got enough attention. he said, he thinks that john brennan believes when it comes to drone strikes that they should be handled by the military and not by the super secretive cia. >> i think what john believes is, when we need to deal with any aspect of military activities, those military activities should be conducted by the pentagon. and i think that, again, is a change in the program, because, again, john understands where we are is just not sustainable. >> that's a big deal. if it is true that the new cia director doesn't think the cia should be killing people with drones, that the
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
satisfied? >> he absolutely marks that has cleared the path for what we believe to be john brennan's next cia director. they're taking it up on the senate floor, and after the short learn from attorney general he writes: it has dom my attention you asked a question does the president have authority to kill a american on american soil. the answer to the question is . no last hour we heart hid reaction. he said, here e.r.a. 13 hours of talking the senate floor. got a very short and direct answer. so he hass' sore feet, but bottom line, he got an answer from the administration. he is satisfied and john brennan's confirmation process is moving forward. >> some republicans blasted him for the filibuster. >> that's right. john mccain and lindsay graham took to the floor earlier today and said they did not approve of the filibuster. half of the republican caucus of the course of the afternoon and evening joined him on the floor asking him questions, but mccain said it wasn't serious. to the realm of the ridiculous. >> there you had mccain and graham ripping rand paul, but the top senators in ter
PBS
Mar 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
aircraft and presidential power. >> the nomination is confirmed. >> brown: john brennan was confirmed as the c.i.a.'s next director 63-34 after a drama- filled 24 hours. it began yesterday when republican senator rand paul of kentucky launched a filibuster. he demanded a firm answer on whether drone aircraft might ever target american citizens inside the united states. attorney general eric holder had sent paul a letter saying that however unlikely, in extraordinary circumstances, it might happen. >> no one will ever forget jane fonda swiveling around in north vietnamese armored guns, and it was despicable. it is one thing if you want to try her for treason, but are you going to just drop a drone hellfire missile on jane fonda? are you going to drop a drone hellfire missile on those at kent state? >> brown: several other republicans and one democrat, ron wyden, joined paul. and minority leader mitch mcconnell offered his support last night after the filibuster ended and again this morning. >> and the administration should just answer the question. there's no reason we cannot get this que
MSNBC
Mar 6, 2013 11:00am PST
hill. rand paul of kentucky is on the senate floor filibustering the nomination of john brennan to be the new cia director. he has been speaking for two hours and will hold up the nomination until he gets more information about the obama administration's drone program. >> i will speak today until the president responds and says no, we won't kill americans in cafes and won't kill you at home in your bed at night and drop bombs on restaurants. >> earlier today, attorney general eric holder testified to a senate committee that he believed it would be illegal for the government to kill an american who did not pose an imminent threat to security. >> the government has no intention to carry out drone strikes in the united states. it's hard for me to imagine a situation in which that would occur. the use of drones is something that is entirely, entirely hypothetical. >> we will take you to capitol hill who will continue until he can no longer speak. >> it should be an easy answer. your concern is yes. i thought we never did answer it, but they said yes. we can conceive of situations where
CNN
Mar 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
think all he's had is a snicker's bar for fortification today. all to stall john brennan from the cia. we were hoping he would have stopped by now because he was supposed to be our guest from capitol hill tonight. that's where he was supposed to be standing. see how lonely it is? senator paul, we hope you're going to wrap this up soon. at the least, i would like to know how you went all day without using the restroom. sounds like senator paul is also hoping to wrap it up and join our shot. >> i can be done anytime if i could just get a response from the administration or from the attorney general saying that they do not believe they have the authority to kill noncombatants in america. the reason it has to be answered is because our foreign drone strike program does kill noncombatants. they may argue they're conspireing or may some day be combatants, but if that's the same standard you're going to use in the united states, it's a far different country than i know about. >> "outfront" tonight, tommy vitter and mike riggs. great to have both of you with us. tommy, let me start with you.
Comedy Central
Mar 7, 2013 7:30pm PST
off the top, today john brennan was supposed to have his nomination to run the c.i.a. on firmed in the senate. sort of a nonevent after the recent confirp -- confirmation drama -- what the who? it was a nonevent until the -- >> i rise today to filibuster the nomination to the c.i.a. >> jon: looks like we got us a good old fashion talkie filibuster, the kind our grandparents tried to tell us about but never got to because we were too busy playing jacks and tiddly winks with our friends waiting for our chance to freebase in the shed. ah, the 70s or 50s or whatever time frame i apoo peer to be. rand paul has sent a letter to attorney general eric holder asking just a simple question: can the president use a drone to take out an american citizen on u.s. soil? you would think he would get a letter back like, no, way! holder writes him back a letter that never directingly addressing the question kind of, sort of implied hypothetically in the right -- yes, we can do that probably won't but yes. senator rand paul to draw attention to the issue of the execution of executive executions execu
PBS
Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
house counterterrorism advisor john brennan to be the next director of the c.i.a. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the vote coming after a fight and a filibuster over the president's authority to order drone strikes on american citizens on u.s. soil. >> brown: then, we update the moves to reach a bipartisan budget deal in washington in a newsmaker interview with house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> we're here because the republicans will not... will not close any special interest tax loopholes in order to reduce the deficit, none. >> woodruff: ray suarez examines the united nations security council's move to impose new sanctions on north korea and pyongyang's threat to launch a nuclear strike on the u.s. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan looks at the passage of the nation's strictest abortion law in arkansas, where nearly all procedures will have to be done in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ movi
FOX News
Mar 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
. john brennan for c.i.a. director and listen for a second. >> terrorist tuesday for americans. flashcards, of americans up, pass around the table in the oval office with pictures of americans on them and decide who is going to die and who is going to live. >> bret: delay are concerned about the drone policy. so are members of the judiciary committee who heard eric holder possibly change his position on the theoretical use of drones to kill u.s. citizens on american soil. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has tonight's top story. i thought i was saying no. >> that simple answer had to be forced out of attorney general eric holder. >> does the constitution allow u.s. citizen on u.s. soil who doesn't pose an imminent threat to be killed by the government? >> this is a hypothetical. i would not think in that situation use of drone or lethal force would be appropriate -- >> general holder, i find it remarkable in that hypothetical which is deliberately simple, you are unable to give a simple one-word, one syllable answer. no. >> not clear the response to the senat
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 2:00am PST
filibuster of john brennan. peter doocy has been following live. what a marathon. >> it really was, heather. it's the filibuster went until 12:39 a.m., 12-hours and 52 minutes the whole time senator paul was on his feet in the chamber with no bathroom breaks. senator hall was protesting the nomination of john brennan for cia director. the larger point he was trying to make is about his belief that it is unconstitutional to use drones against american citizens. >> to be bombed in your sleep? there's nothing constitutional about that. he said trust him. he says he doesn't intend to do so but he might. mr. president that's just not good enough. >> senator paul made frequent trips to a deck on the floor that is full of candy for fuel and was joined by at least a dozen other senators in his effort including democrats. not all republi with this man. >> we are not fighting a crime we are fighting a war. i don't think he believes we are at war. i believe we are at war and i believe al qaeda is trying to recruit american citizens as i speak. >> just a few wieks aeeks ago president obama tried to ans
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
transparency, but they did get it. and accordingly, john brennan today got a 12-3 vote out of that committee, which means his nomination to run the cia goes to the senate floor and he'll probably get confirmed to run the agency by the end of the week. and lest there be any doubt about the connection between john brennan's nomination and our government killing people with drones, in "the new york times" today, in a crazy story where three u.s. officials say that the last reported drone strikes in pakistan were not by us, the most interesting, unresolved question, of course, is, well, who did them if it wasn't us? but the other revelation is that some analysts in this field believe there have not been any u.s. drone strikes in pakistan or yemen since early january, specifically because john brennan's been busy, because he was nominated to run the cia in early january. so he's essentially been too busy since then to keep droning the heck out of yemen and pakistan. well, if drone strikes rise and fall with how busy john brennan is, if he gets confirmed as cia director the day after tom
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 11:00am PST
really talk about it. even the questioning of john brennan, the initial questioning and hearing was really cloaked in such politics that i was wondering almost what do these people, what are they afraid to say and why aren't they afraid to say that he was killed in addition his father. why aren't they saying these vast numbers of people have been killed by drones over the last four years. it took this 13-hour marathon to get people to start talking about it. to get senators to talk about it at least. >> gloria borger, do the john mccain and lindsay grahams, do they have a point? this is serious policy. they are talking and saying look, i don't know if this could be someone anti-american or against the president or shoots an e-mail to his cousin in the mideast and all of a sudden, red flags start flying and the government wants to take this person out without due process and saying that's not okay. do they have a valid point there? >> i think what the point was the way i was hearing it, don't belittle the real issue. everybody knows the laws and the president of the united states is
FOX News
Mar 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
john brennan as the next cia director. he's still on the floor for nine hours and we'll bring you the latest as it happens. and it's a historic day on the floor of the u.s. senate as rand paul has successfully filibustered this vote to confirm john brennan as the next director of the cia. senator paul said he was standing on principle and would not stop talking until he clarifies why the president of the united states believes he has the authority to use unmanned drones to kill americans on u.s. soil without a trial. and this is how it started. watch this. >> i rise today to begin john brennan's nomination to the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. i will speak as long as it takes until the alarm has sounded from coast to coast. that our constitution is important, that your right to trial by jury are precious, that no american should be killed by a drone on american soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court. >> sean: and it went on from there. here is the back story. as we told you on this very program, senator paul rec
FOX News
Mar 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
up the nomination of john brennan to be the next c.i.a. director. he wants answers from the president on the drone execution program. more on that in a minute. but first, president obama has gone too far this time, even for him. he tried to scare us on sequestration, but america seems to be getting along just fine. he said janitors were getting pink slips. they weren't now. he is punishing the kids. no more white house tours for the kids. he let thousands of illegals go free, though. are you getting it, folks? do you see what is hang here? president obama wants to punish us. hope and change is scare and blame. we're on to the game. case and point, spending. anyone with half a brain really think he wants to cut spending a punny? my pal alan combs walked in a buzz saw when bill o'reilly confronted him on obama's lies spending. watch. >> here are the programs that are going to go down. here is how we are going to reform medicare and social security. the man refuses to do it. >> not true. >> hold it. he is now teed off at you. give me one damn program he said he has cut -- >> he
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
dramatic filibuster lasted yesterday to block a vote on obama's c.i.a. director nominee john brennan. started at 11:57 a.m. eastern time and didn't end until 12:39 a.m. here are some highlights. >> i will speak as long as it takes until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast. can you kill an american on american soil with a drone strike? it should be an easy answer. your notification is the buzz of the propellers on the drone, as it flies overhead in the seconds before you're killed. is objecting to your government sympathizing with the enemy? are you going to dropp a hell fire missile for those at penn state? jane fonda? the president ran for office said we wouldn't torture people and now says we'll kill people with no due process. it find it incredibly hypocritical and incredibly ironic. this is a long drawn out day and i'm trying to get answers. i thank you for the forbearance. i yield the floor. >> kimberly: guess what? today eric holder followed up with another letter to paul confirming the president does not have authority for targeted strike on unarmed citizens in this country. here
FOX Business
Mar 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
paul seeking to slow, if not stop the confirmation of john brennan as director of the cia. the senator wants president obama's assurance that is the administration will not support the targeted use of drones to kill american citizens on american soil. senator paul accusing the president of shredding the constitution. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination for the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. i will speak as long as it takes until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast. the constitution is important. your rights to trial by jury are precious. no american should be killed by at drone on american soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court. lou: the senator took up four at 11:47 a.m., three minutes but -- 13 mets before noon in response to a letter from attorney-general eric holder. in that letter to holders and the administration will not rule out the possibility of those strikes against american citizens on u.s. soil. holders letter read, it is possible, i suppose, to imagine an extraordin
FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
, john brennan. that's going to be smooth as silk. here's a look outside a closed door meeting. i wonder if they do anything when the doors are closed. it's believed the vote will pass there and then move on to the full senate. two g.o.p. lawmake issues said they'll work to block the nomination unless and until the white house releases details on, altogether now, how it handled last year's consulate attack in benghazi. last month, brennan faced tough questions about the administration's drone policy and his views on enhanced interrogations -- read >> john brennan's nomination ought to be considered on his qualification-not disputes about an issue that did not involve john brennan's nomination to be the cia director. >> whether the in documents will satisfy the senators, who said they'll they will not vote for brennan until the quit answers to questions. we have had one of the biggest document dumps from the white house in the last 4 hours and that's not a coincidence. this is clearly an effort to move along the brennan nomination and get it to the full senate floor. >> shepard: th
CBS
Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
: more weather tomorrow, jim. thanks very much. the senate today confirmed john brennan to be the director of the c.i.a. brennan has been president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, and earlier spent 25 years at the c.i.a. the confirmation came after senator rand paul ended a 13- hour filibuster. he'd been demanding that the administration say publicly whether the president has the authority to use a drone to kill a u.s. citizen on american soil. in the end, both paul and the president got what they wanted. and here's nancy cordes. >> no president from no party gets to be judge, jury, and executioner. >> reporter: kentucky's junior senator was seeking a guarantee that drones would not be used to target citizens on u.s. soil unless they were engaged in a terrorist attack. >> i will speak today until the president responds and says no we won't kill americans in cafes; no, we won't kill you at home in your bed at night. >> reporter: senator paul's monologue reflected wider confusion over the government's use of weaponized drones, a controversy which erupted in january after the
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
. udall: i rise today in support of the nomination of john brennan to be the neglect director of the central intelligence agency. he earned a bipartisan vote of 12-3 in the intelligence committee on which i serve. he's clearly qualified to lead the cie and -- c.i.a. and deserve that bipartisan vote in committee and he deserves full confirmation by the full senate today. madam president, i say that in spite of the difficulties my colleagues and i encountered in extracting information and commitments throughout the confirmation process. our concerns were less about john brennan himself and more about the role that the next c.i.a. director needs to play. and we believe that the information and the commitments we finally secured from him and from the white house are extraordinarily relevant to the role of any c.i.a. director. alongside several of my colleagues in both parties, i fought to enhance transparency and preserve our system of checks and balances. the american people have the expectation that their government is upholding the principles of oversight and accountability. consisten
Current
Mar 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
graham? reaffirming that they're going to block john brennan from running the c.i.a. just so they can talk about benghazi some more and ask questions that they've already got answered so maybe the tea party back home will like them. meanwhile, the senate intelligence committee just approved brennan's nomination, the c.i.a. needs leadership and just a reminder, the questions about benghazi have nothing at all to do with john brennan. senator mccain, senator graham, just so you know, the world is moving on without you. >>> background checks are now squarely in the forefront. the push for university background checks has emerged as a centerpiece of president obama and the democrat's efforts to enact meaningful gun reform both because it is seen as having the best chance of passing both chambers of congress and because it meets the criteria of being common sense. however, common sense has been known to struggle in the hallowed halls of this congress. right now, the fate of the universal background check legislation may hinge on senator tom coburn of oklahoma who was working with senator c
NBC
Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
earlier. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination for the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. >> reporter: paul wanted a straight answer from the president on the use of drones. >> the answer should be so easy. i can't imagine that he will not expressly come forward and say no. i will not kill americans on american soil. >> reporter: and it kept going. >> cafe in seattle. africa has great resources. on a kill list -- >> reporter: after a while, he got some help. >> i will read a series of tweets. so proud of rand paul standing up for what's right. stand with rand. >> that takes me back to another modern-day poet by the name of jay-z. >> reporter: even democrats chimed in. >> he's raising an important issue and i think it's a legitimate question. >> reporter: paul couldn't leave the floor or even sit under senate rules. in the end, it was nature's calling that stopped the filibuster. >> thank you very much for the forbearance and i yield the floor. >> reporter: but today, success. the attorney general sent a terse but clear response this time to pau
CBS
Mar 7, 2013 4:00am PST
in spots. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. >>> well, the confirmation of john brennan as cia director could come as early as today, but it comes after a half-day holdup on the senate floor. all that while a group of gop senators talked about the budget impact over dinner with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on that. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. kentucky senator rand paul launched an old-fashioned filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to try to block brennan's confirmation. he says he doesn't dispute brennan's qualifications but rather he's protesting the administration's policy of using drone strikes against u.s. citizens. >> i will speak as long as it takes until the alarm has sounded from coast to coast. the constitution is important. >> rand paul took the senate floor shortly before noon and held it for nearly 13 hours. it was the first talking filibuster since 2010. paul sought to hold up the nomination of john brennan as cia director in order to obtain answers from the obama administration on its drone policy. >> no american s
FOX News
Mar 6, 2013 10:00am PST
paul is attempting to block the confirmation of john brennan as the next director of the cia by talking and talking and talking some more, talking nonstop and refusing to yield. this is an old-fashioned filibuster, everyone. he's been at it for over an hour already and he's planning to continue for several more and he can continue it for 70 hours, he wins a-- no it's something that we used to do and then they waived the need to do it because now you can stand up and say filibuster. well, he's doing it the old-fashioned way and he is using this opportunity to object to the obama administration's controversial drone policy after attorney general eric holder suggested that president obama may indeed be able to use military drones against the u.s. citizens here in the good old us of a and said it was hypothetical circumstances and senator paul was not happy and here he is moments ago. >> i rise to filibuster john brennan's nomination to the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. i will speak as long as it takes until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our constitu
PBS
Mar 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
the nomination of john brennan to be the next director of the cia. senate voted 63-34, with republicans choosing to approve brennan. the judiciary committee in the united states senate has backed the first of president obama's proposals to tighten gun control. the democrat-controlled committee approved tougher penalties for firearms traffickers. there will be tougher background checks on people buying guns. the head of kenya's election commission says the problems with counting votes from monday's general election were caused by computer programming errors. he says a software bug in the database multiplied the number of rejected votes by a factor of 8. the latest results give the front runner, uhuru kenyatta, just under 50% of the vote, raising the prospects of a runoff election. a man described as a spokesman and son-in-law of osama bin laden has been arrested and will stand trial in new york. u.s. authorities have confirmed that sulaiman abu ghaith was charged with conspiracy to kill u.s. nationals. our washington correspondent has the details. he is with me now. what can
LINKTV
Mar 6, 2013 5:30am PST
coalition partners in ways that no one anticipated 10 years ago. >> al jazeera. >> john brennan is one step closer to becoming the head of the cia. the u.s. senate intelligence committee has approved his nomination. it had been held up after senators insisted on review classified documents on the drone program previously headed by john brennan. his nomination now goes to a vote in the senate. airline passengers in the united states will soon be allowed to carry small knives, mace, or golf clubs as part of their hand luggage. airline unions reacted angrily, saying sports equipment can be dangerous in the wrong hands. the items were originally banned after 9/11, a u.s. transport authorities say the changes allow them to focus on more serious safety threats. a top russian ballet dancer has admitted he was behind an acid attack on the bolshoi's district director. pavel dmitrichenko is one of three suspects being held. sergei filin was badly damaged when a masked driver threw acid in his face. dmitrichenko explains why he was arrested. >> an attack against the artistic director, masterminded the
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2013 2:30am PST
:30 a.m. here in new york city. we'll begin with the senate, john brennan to lead cia. despite the fillibuster by rand paul. he began speaking before noon yesterday he didn't yield the floor until early this morning. >> i'm not asking any questions about the president's motives. i frankly don't think he'll be killing people in restaurants tonight or in their house tonight. but this is about the rule of law. it's not so much about him. it's not so much about john brennan. it's having rules so that some day if we have the misfortune of electing someone you do not trust, electing someone who might kill innocent people, who might kill people that they disagree with politically or might kill people of another ethnic group, we're protected. there is no ultimate tablt of me to stop this nomination. i'm already getting tired. and i don't know how long i'll be able to do this. >> as the day worn on, he was joined by a number of republican colleagues. among them, marco rubio, mitch mcconnell. code pink. the tea party-backed group freedom works. our own chuck todd tweeted -- best illustrated
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 6:00am PST
talking today. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination for the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. i will speak as long as it takes -- >> he did, from 11:47 wednesday morning to well past midnight. the senator's attack focused squarely on the president's drone program and its use on american citizens overseas and possibly here on u.s. soil. paul wasn't alone. he got help, a couple of fellow senators took over for a brief time asking questions or reading tweets, but it was a tea party senator who did the heavy lifting, grabbing a bite to eat while still making his point or pausing to grab a much needed drink of water. something he did plenty of times, but in the end, he grew tired and it was time to wrap it up. chief congressional correspondent dana bash joins us now. i'm sure his mouth is tired, doing a lot of mouth exercises and stretching this morning and a lot of drinking of water, dana. >> that's right, well he had to eventually wrap it up because nature was calling, i think that's the real story behind the story. i thought what was most inter
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 9:00am EST
john brennan to head the cia. just before yield the floor, he talked about his efforts to get answers from the administration about the legality of the drone strikes. >> mr. president, i am hopeful we are drawn attention to this issue, this issue won't fade away, that president will, that the president will tomorrow come up with a response. i would like nothing more than to facilitate the voting and the continuation of the debate tomorrow. i hope the president will respond to us. we have tried repeatedly throughout the day and we'll see what the outcome of that is. i would like to thank my staff for being here for a long day, for their help. i'd like to thank fellow senators for being supportive of this cause. i would like to thank the members of congress who came over to support this cause. the clerks, the capitol police, the staff of the senate, the doorkeepers that apparently may have gotten in trouble. anybody else who came to support us, even the senate, even the senior senator from illinois, for better for worse, for being here to support the cause. the cause here is one
Current
Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
of john brennan for the c.i.a. he said he would vote to keep the executive branch within the constitution so they cannot execute u.s. citizens on u.s. soil without a trial. god bless, rand paul. words i never thought i would be saying. we'll have more on this story later tonight. >> goldmangoldman sachs is celebrating that there is a party so loud that no one is going to have to hear the class struggles. plus attorney general holder said the president has the power to attack americans on u.s. soil only extraordinary circumstance. and rand paul filibusters against drone strikes that kills americans and is mocked for for things that most democrats are not liberal enough to talk about. and today is the birthday of shaquille o'neil. david gilmore of pink floyd and the late lou costello. all that and more ask a tea partyer, this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: hi, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." if it's money you love, and you're a card carrying member of the 1% then happy days are here again. but if you're part of the 99 measures, you may be waiting for
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the administration, john brennan who wants to be head of the c.i.a., acre holder, head of the attorney general, they all believe -- and many here believe this also -- that there's no geographic limit to the war. it's not in afghanistan, they saivment it's everywhere. but they say "everywhere" includes here. if you don't think you can apply due process in the middle of a war, what happens if they say the war is here? that means you don't get any protection. so you are accused of a crime, that's it. i can't imagine that that's what we want as americans. i just can't imagine that we would believe are that --e -- or acquiesce or allow the president to say that he's going to make the decisions for us, that basically he would kill noncombatants in america. i frankly think eventually he will admit -- it would be nice if he would admit tonight that he's not going to do it. if anybody has got a phone, give him a call, we'd like to know, we'd like to know an answer. i think it would be a ppropriate. when the attorney general came this morning to the judiciary committee to answer questio
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Mar 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
paul jumped into the drone storm. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination for the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. >> michael: turns out his stamina is not all that great, though, because two hours later, paul had cruz and senator mike lee step in for a bit while he rested his voice. at the four-hour mark others joined in to help at the five-hour mark others joined in. that is pretty sorry performance come bared to bernie sander's tax cut fillibusterfilibuster. even sanders has nothing on strom thurman who spoke for over 24 hours opposing the civil rights bath. but back to today's nut jobs unlike ted cruz rand paul has actually voted for the president's most controversial nominees like chuck hagel, which goes to show his droning on about drones today was not about unmanned aircrafts or john brennan, it was all about rand paul. joining me now is david shuster. he has the latest from new york. david of course thanks for being back on the show. >> michael shure great to be with you as always. >> michael: how much of this was grandstanding, and ho
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Mar 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
similar ips dept unveiled after the bombing over detroit on christmas day in 2009. john brennan chastised republicans for second guessing the administration strategy of almost immediately reading u umar his rights and prosecuting him in a federal not a military court. >> they knew that f.b.i. custody means there is a process you follow as far as mirandizeing and presenting him in front of the magistrate. >> since the bin laden raid, some analysts say brennan has been the administration point man for access to the al-qaeda leader personal files and video. >> staying true to the value of the nation. upholding transparency upon the democracy of defense. >> reporter: they claim the two dozen bin laden documents are publicly available with the largest batch 17 released to west point counterterrorism center. >> they show international terrorist network led by al-qaeda operates to this day and al-qaeda isn't that close. >> the top intelligence officials including john brennan are set to be on capitol hill. administration law enforcement approach will once again be under scrutiny. >> bret: it app
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Mar 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
traffic on the talking points and demonstration for the 911 attack. >> john brennan's ought to be considered on his qualifications, not on disputes on an issue that did not involve john brennan's nomination to be the c.i.a. director. >> reporter: in a letter secretary kerry, frank wolf joins other republicans pressing for the number of benghazi survivors, their injuries and why congressional access to them has been blocked. >> the thought that american citizens have been wounded protecting the annex and nobody even acknowledges their service is incredible. >> reporter: on the investigation, egyptian authorities are still denying direct u.s. access to a man that allegedly set up camps in eastern libya where some of the suspects may have been trained. he tried to raise the access with egyptian president morsi. >> for them not to allow us to interview a person that may have information on the death of an american ambassador and three other people that were killed and others that were wounded is unacceptable. >> beyond benghazi in a move to ease brennan's passage, they provided the le
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Mar 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
john brennan's nomination to huge applause to the floor of that senate. >> thank you very much for the forbearance and i yield the floor. >> michael: well, he may have received a warm reception late last night. when the sun came up this morning, the mood was decidedly less friendly and most of the criticism came from his own part. senator john mccain laid into him for his hyper boletic rhetoric. >> to allege or infer that the united states is going to kill somebody like jane fonda or someone who disagrees with the policies is a stretch of the imagination which is, frankly ridiculous. ridiculous. >> michael: well, when mccain is somewhere, lindsey graham can't be far behind. he also took to the floor incredibly to defend the president he once called tone deaf and a failed commander in chief. >> there are a thousand examples of a failed presidency, but there's also some agreement. i congratulate him for having the good judgment to understand we're at war, and to my party i'm a bit disappointed that you no longer think that we're at war. >> michael: the conservative media agrees. the wall
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Mar 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
right. this just coming in from capitol hill. the u.s. senate has confirmed john brennan to be the next cia director. the final vote is 63 in favor, opposed, 34. brennan is a former cia deputy director, certainly a top architect of obama's drone program as well. he will replace the retired u.s. general david petraeus who resigned in november amid allegations of an extramarital affair. this follows by a 13-hour filibuster by rand paul. he demanded an answer about those potential drone strikes on american citizens on u.s. soil. that answer came in a letter from the attorney general a little while ago. eric holder writing to senator paul and while senator paul was talking to our own chief congressional correspondent, dana bash, he got to read the letter. >> reporter: it's literally three sentences long and he says that the answer to your question about can americans be killed on u.s. soil, the answer is no. are you satisfied? >> i'm quite happy with the answer and i'm disappointed it took a month and a half and root canal to get it and that's what i've been asking all along and it rea
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Mar 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
traffic on the talking points and demonstration for the 911 attack. >> john brennan's ought to be considered on his qualifications, not on disputes on an issue that did not involve john brennan's nomination to be the c.i.a. director. >> reporter: in a letter secretary kerry, frank wolf joins other republicans pressing for the number of benghazi survivors, their injuries and why congressional access to them has been blocked. >> the thought that american citizens have been wounded protecting the annex and nobody even acknowledges their service is incredible. >> reporter: on the investigation, egyptian authorities are still denying direct u.s. access to a man that allegedly set up camps in eastern libya where some of the suspects may have been trained. he tried to raise the access with egyptian president morsi. >> for them not to allow us to interview a person that may have information on the death of an american ambassador and three other people that were killed and others that were wounded is unacceptable. >> beyond benghazi in a move to ease brennan's passage, they provided the le
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Mar 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
attorney general eric holder jr. "on february 20, 2013, you wrote to john brennan requesting additional information concerning the administration's views about whether the president has the power to authorize legal force such as a drone strike against a u.s. citizen on u.s. soil and without a trial. as members of this administration previously indicated, the u.s. government has not carried out drone strikes in the united states and has no intention of doing so. as a policy matter moreover, we reject the use of military force where well established law enforcement authorities in this country provide the best means for incapacitating a terrorist threat. we have a long history of using the criminal justice system to incapacitate individuals located in our country who pose a threat to the united states and its interests abroad. hundreds of individuals have been arrested and convicted of terrorism-related offenses in our federal courts. the question you have posed is therefore entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur and one we hope no president will ever have to confront. it is possible, i
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Mar 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
committee approved john brennan today after the white house handed over more documents about the drong of american terrorist suspects overseas. the nomination now goes to the full senate where it should get interesting. one staffer points out that snow scwesser, that's about to slam d.c., could delay the vote. catherine herridge is snow scwesser a letter is bobble to imagine extraordinary circumstances in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the constitution and applicable laws of the united states for the president to authorize the military to use lethal force. and john brennan wrote, quote: the cia does not conduct lethal operations inside the united states, nor does it have any authority to do so. as for the drone memos themselves the aclu telling fox tonight the administration only provided the ones that related to suspected american terrorists overseas. six memos they say are still being withheld by the administration. shep. >> shepard: what happen the g.o.p. senators more information on benghazi? >> no word from republican senators mccain on graham on whether t
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Mar 7, 2013 1:00am PST
senator from kentucky. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination for the cia. i will speak until i can no longer speak. i will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm has sounded from coast-to-coast that our constitution is important. >> that started at 11:47 a.m. today, and it went on all day long. and it is still going on. but it is not happening via some secret behind-the-scenes paper rules in which people said they were filibusters, but they weren't actually standing on the floor and talking and refusing to sit down. in this case, they were actually standing on the floor of the senate and refusing to sit down. for short periods of time senator paul engaged with other senators, or they sometimes took over for him for a while. mike lee of utah, jerry moran, marco rubio, ted cruz, john cornyn, pat tomb mix, saxby chambliss, the democratic senator from oregon, ron wyden. but it was senator paul who did the lion's share of the talking by himself. he argued today, he is still arguing now, that there should be more information disclosed about the government ki
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